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By Stephanie Thompson
People Editor 

Care-package items collected


Stephanie Thompson

Ryan Deutsch folds up the American flag Harry Holler presented him with. This is one of three flags he had received.

With the help of the community, a Green River boy was able to raise about $1,650 and truck loads of care-package items for Wyoming soldiers.

Green River High School freshman Ryan Deutsch isn't new to collecting monetary donations or care-package items for the troops.

In fact, he started when he was in the fifth grade. He heard about a program called Hometown Heroes from Monroe Intermediate School teacher Lori Hastert; and a passion for helping the troops was born.

"It's just the right thing to do," Ryan said. "I appreciate what they do for us so I want them to have something that reminds t...

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